Essays Tagged: "Fourteenth Amendment"

Capital Punishment

and, thus, violated the EighthAmendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, and theFourteenth Amendment's guarantees of equal protection of the laws and dueprocess. But in 1976, in _G ... isunconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment, and that its discriminatoryapplication violates the Fourteenth Amendment.Here are the ACLU's answers to some questions frequently raised by thepublic ab ...

(7 pages) 400 0 3.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

The 14th and 15th ammendment to the constitution. The creation, history and result of these ammendments.

The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendment On April 30, 1866, the Joint Committee of Fifteen presented a se ... , the Joint Committee of Fifteen presented a set of resolutions that after being revised became the Fourteenth Amendment. This Amendment was created in order to prevent the possible demise by repeal o ... cial review, since the constitutionality of the previous legislation had been vetoed. The proposed Fourteenth Amendment was broken down into four sections. The first section granted citizenship for e ...

(2 pages) 172 2 3.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Should students who participate in extracurricular activities be subjected to random drug testing?

their constitutional rights. However, random drug testing should be protected by the Fourth and the Fourteenth Amendment.The Fourth Amendment mandates that federal actors not subject individuals to un ... to maintain their bodily, personal, and professional integrity (McCray 387). By incorporation, the Fourteenth Amendment extends the Fourth Amendment's edict to guarantee the same rights against state ...

(6 pages) 88 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Euthanasia, The Legal Aspect.

rotected by the United States Constitution clauses of due process liberty and the right to privacy (Fourteenth Amendment). Active euthanasia, or doctor - assisted suicide, is defined as a patient's ri ... o penalize physicians for assisting in the death of patients violates the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The voluntary choice between life and death is a basic human right, which the ...

(5 pages) 129 1 3.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

"Radical Reconstruction" by Thaddeus Stevens, and his antislavery belief.

Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction". He patronized the Thirteenth Amendment, wrote the Fourteenth Amendment, and assisted in realizing the Freedmen's Bureau.The excerpt from "Reconstructi ...

(4 pages) 76 0 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Racial segregation in the South by the end of the 1890's.

to enjoy several right's that had been granted to them by the addition of the Thirteenth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment and Fifteenth Amendment. After the Reconstruction came to an end in 1877, the A ... al court, stating that this segregation in railroad cars was a violation of both the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments. John Howard Ferguson, the judge, ruled against Plessy, saying that he was gui ...

(2 pages) 160 3 3.7 Jul/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas was a landmark case about a little girl named Linda Carol Brown and the hardships she took on togo to a different school.

but equal doctrine was now annulled. Jim Crow Laws were also nixed. "In 1866 congress proposed the Fourteenth Amendment" (Tushnet 198). It would ensure that the conical Civil Rights Act would unquest ... uestions that were bound to arise of a congressional attack upon State racial segregation laws. The Fourteenth Amendment, which was the Civil Right Act, was created to constitutionalize the Civil Righ ...

(5 pages) 195 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

Law essay on Lochner vs New York.

. 45 (1905)"Error to the County Court of Oneida County, State of New York."This case deals with the Fourteenth Amendment where the general right to make a contract in relation to a business is protect ... e clearly interferes with the right of the employee to work more than sixty hours a week. Under the fourteenth amendment, no state can deny a person of life, liberty and property without due process o ...

(3 pages) 94 0 2.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Gay n lesbian marriages.

f the gay couples were American who crossed the border to marry."The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees that no state shall 'deny to any person within its jurisdiction the ...

(4 pages) 183 2 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Partial Abortion Ban Law. What does this law do to the women of the United States? What are some of the consequenses?

began.In 1973, in the landmark case of Roe vs. Wade, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution provided a fundamental right for women to obt ...

(2 pages) 64 0 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The Death Penalty - Overview of the death penalty including history.

in violation of the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the due process guarantees of the Fourteenth Amendment. Only two of the justices in agreement in the decision (Justices Brennan and Ma ...

(2 pages) 314 2 4.1 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

The connection between the cold war and the brown vs. board of education decision.

ecision that the "separate but equal" clause was unconsitutional because it violated the children's fourteenth amendment rights by separating them solely on the classification of the color of their sk ...

(2 pages) 45 0 4.1 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

The Developing Civil Rights Movement from the late 1940 to the 1960's

l amendments enacted during the Reconstruction era. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery, the Fourteenth Amendment expanded the guarantees of federally-protected citizenship rights, and the Fift ...

(5 pages) 151 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Gay Marriage

f their association with a certain class or group (which includes sexualpreference) it violates the fourteenth amendment. When a state denies a particular class of people toparticipate in an activity ...

(3 pages) 304 4 3.2 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Affirmative Action in Medical Schools is a Must

the deontological considerations of affirmative action in medical schools is that, according to the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, no State shall deny any person the equal protection of the ... program. Bakke argued that the special admission policy violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. UC Davis appealed to the Supreme Court and marked the first time the U.S. Supr ...

(3 pages) 31 0 0.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Freedom and the Constitution

ressly applicable to Congress. Furthermore, the Court has interpreted the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment as protecting the rights in the First Amendment from interference by state gove ... y recognized that a right to freedom of association and belief is implicit in the First, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments. This implicit right is limited to the right to associate for First Amendment ...

(2 pages) 48 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Research Proposal Same Sex Marriage By Julz Matheney This proposal deals with rights and the proposed Marriage Ammendment.

osed Federal Marriage Amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. It will examine the Fourteenth Amendment and the equal protection clause. It will also examine previous court cases and ...

(1 pages) 114 1 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

This covers the case of "seperate but equal". It deals with segregation in America.

se. When Mr. Plessy went to court, he argued that Congress was disobeying the thirteenth and fourteenth amendment, for forcing him to sit in an all black railroad car. The Supreme Court of the ...

(1 pages) 19 0 2.3 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education

ndoubtedly have been against African Americans. The Thirteenth Amendment abolishes slavery, and the Fourteenth Amendment makes them citizens, but they do not knock down the socially and legally constr ... cars, and segregation of blacks from certain avenues of public society violated the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Court found Plessy guilty and Justice Br ...

(7 pages) 110 0 4.6 Aug/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

Roe vs. Wade.

abortion and strongly believed that the Texas law which criminalized abortion went against women's Fourteenth Amendment right to choose whether to continue a pregnancy. Mrs. McCorvey preferred to pro ...

(2 pages) 48 1 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies